The US in Southeast Asia: Less Drinking, More Thinking
By William Choong
Under President Joe Biden, Washington has made considerable progress in its relations with the region, but clear weak points remain.
Washington’s Averted Shutdown, Divided House, and Concerned Allies
By Nigel Li
The current political turmoil is a worrying sign not just for America’s European allies, but also those in Asia.
Is There Any Southeast Asian Autocrat That the US Won’t Do Business With?
By David Hutt
Hypocrisy is an inevitable part of power politics. But there are limits to how far a nation like the U.S. should compromise.
US Foreign Policy: Between Revenge and Mercy
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Prof. Zachary Shore.
What Does the Rise of the New Right Mean for China-US Relations?
By Jiachen Shi
Politicians like Rand Paul embrace a firm non-intervention stance, which results in a far more moderate approach to China issues.
Scot Marciel on the State of U.S.-Southeast Asia Relations
By Sebastian Strangio
"Absent a major crisis, policy toward Southeast Asia tends to be a corollary of policies toward those major powers, most notably China."
5 Years of US Congress Hardening China Policy
By Robert Sutter
2023 marks the fifth year of resolute bipartisan congressional majorities working closely with administration leaders in addressing Beijing’s serious challenges.
America’s Pacific Island Summit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
By Derek Grossman
The landmark meeting encapsulated both the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. strategy in the region.
US National Security Strategy 2022: The View From Bangladesh
By Ayesha Binte Towhid
The increasingly stark language of competition with China will alarm countries like Bangladesh, who want to remain friendly with both sides.
Ali Wyne on US Foreign Policy in the Era of Great Power Competition
By Shannon Tiezzi
“Competition with China and Russia is a means, not an end,” Wyne reminds policymakers.
Restraint May Be the Biden Administration’s Best Answer to the Taiwan Crisis
By John Brake
A preoccupation with showing resolve has long been hard-wired into U.S. foreign policy. But conspicuous restraint would reinforce the United States’ position as a responsible power – and head off an escalating crisis.
Vietnam Eyes Pragmatic Gains from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
By Huynh Tam Sang
Participation in the new U.S. initiative could advance Vietnam’s aspiration for economic gains and a firm status in the regional economic architecture, but its full-fledged engagement is unlikely.